An episode of the NBC daytime show from December 1954.Pretty simplistic format,some singing,some light hearted banter.This episode is from Monday,which is wish day.Today,Betty grants the wish of Ralph Richardson,a 10 year old Negro boy.
December 11, 2011 Subject:
Thw Betty White Show.
This show ran in 1954.
Family/ Music/ Talk-Show.
Daytime show with Betty White talking to guests, singing with the Orchestra, etc.
Nominated for an Emmy Award for the Best Daytime Award.
The last broadcast was 31 December 1954.
July 26, 2011 Subject:
don fedderson and betty white
don fedderson was associated with betty white on several tv shows in the 1950s, starting with local tv in la. don fedderson later became known as the producer of the millionaire, my three sons , family affair, and do you trust your wife ? a footnote he refused to release johnny carson from his contract to do the tonight show . carson had to work until the contract ended . also note frank de vol ,fred henry and george tibbles his associates on other productions .
May 18, 2010 Subject:
I was in her audience once
I love seeing her back then again. I was a child with my mother when I was allowed to sit in the audience. They said they did not let children in the audience but I was shy and quiet so I guess the man decided I could go. It was not this specific episode but one of them. It was interesting. We sat very far in the back so we would not be on TV. I have always liked Betty White and love her now. This show may not be great but it is great to see her again so young.
May 18, 2010 Subject:
She's a gem!
I think Betty is so popular because she's versatile. I remember back when she played Sue Ann Nivens on Mary Tyler Moore. Quite different from the "not all there" character she played on Golden Girls. Her actual personality was a bit more like Sue Ann Nivens... she had kind of a dirty mind and could tell a good dirty joke without ever saying a bad word. She must have really made Alan Ludden happy!
And I agree, not a great show. Good, definitely, but not great.
April 15, 2010 Subject:
Something I just don't get....
I actually like Betty White, I really do but I just don't get as to why she is so so so very popular today. Actually it seems she is more popular TODAY than back in the 50s & 60s.
My husband says its due to her age and the fact that so few from the golden days of TV are still with us. My guess is that I can't recall ever hearing anything negative about Betty White. Actually she and The Three Stooges may be the only ones as there is no shortage of horror stories out there whether its in books or online about how "nasty" the great ones like Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Dick Clark, Jack Webb, Glason, Deno, Jack Parr, Bing Crosby, Ed Sullivan were to many of those who had worked for them.
This isn't great TV, but it's nice seeing Betty White so young and it's fun seeing her sing two songs. The PSA is interesting, the Promo is odd, the "Wish" is awkward but fun, and overall, despite the programmes awkwardness, it's worth a watch.
April 12, 2010 Subject:
Typical daytime show of the era
Typical "for the housewives" show of the day, Betty sings,chats with others, worth a look especially if youre a fan of Betty.